Friday, May 12, 2006

[Insert Expletive Here]

Are you there God? It's me, Erika.

I would really appreciate it if You could find it in your heart to somehow get my car back to me today. We're going on Day Four here, and while I know certainly it's not YOUR fault that my car is such an awful piece of crap, there's got to be something You can do - a wave of the hand to just miraculously fix it, or perhaps an epiphany to the mechanic working on it - to get it back to me today.

I think my coworkers are starting to become concerned as I've taken up silently chanting to my cell phone in hopes that the mechanic is capable of communication via ESP and will pick up my brain waves that I not only want - but desperately NEED - my car. I think my friends detest me for the insanely long and whiny email I sent out yesterday that I wrapped up with the statement that, "...if you think your car has problems, just think how much worse it could be if it were a VW Jetta."

You see God, I've lost sleep over this car - I stay awake at night feeling guilty for the lives it's affected (me for not having a car, Matt for having to give up his truck so that I could drive it, Matt's coworker for having to become Matt's personal chaffeur) and fretting over how much this is going to cost me and how much that will inevitably affect our honeymoon. It's disheartening to get the phone call every day that begins with, "We're hoping to have it back to you by tomorrow", to have the people who're TRAINED to know how to fix this stuff tell you that your car is "a nightmare." I want to cry, I want to scream - I certainly don't need to tell You how uncomfortable I am in a situation I can't control.

God, You know better than anyone that I'm not one to pray for silly, frivolous things, but the absence of my car has made the transition from inconvenient into ludicrous, and anything You can do would be a big help. In all honesty, I gotta tell Ya, despite how much I hate the Jetta, I must admit - I miss it a little.....

Amen.

Update at 3:27 p.m.: Just thought I'd let you all know I won't be getting my car back today. Hopefully Monday, but currently I'm doubting if I'll ever get it back. In the words of the mechanic, "We fix one thing, and another thing breaks." Whoo. Well, on the plus side, if they can't figure out what's wrong with it and end up having to send it to the dealership, I won't have to pay for anything.

3 Comments:

Blogger Karen said...

Awwweee. :( Com'on little Jetta, get fixed so you can go hoooome!

5/12/2006 12:13 PM

 
Blogger Courtney said...

Man, I'm sorry you still don't have it. I will start praying that the mechanics get some epiphany to forever fix your car.

5/12/2006 2:54 PM

 
Anonymous Faith said...

I feel so bad for you. My sister-in-law registered at www.thebigday.com you have a few readers who might be more than willing to donate to your honeymoon. Perhaps you can make up for the expense of the car by registering through them. Just a thought.

I will also pray for your car to be returned to you promptly. I am sorry you are having to deal with this so close to your wedding. You are hanging in there. Good job!

5/12/2006 7:32 PM

 

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